A little video clip that Isaac made of himself and a cousin that makes me laugh. Summer days are the best.
Abbey with my cousin's cute little boy, Johnny, and of course, Janey.
That's called a work out!
Jeff's Father's Day gift: A closet clean out along with some new shirts. Abbey helped him organize his ties.
We discovered a tie-hoarding issue, and decided we don't have to buy him a new tie for the next 30 years or so.
I love when these roses start to bloom. They come and go all summer long.
My sweetest little bed-head baby.
These are the only photos on my camera's memory card...all I've had time to shoot. My blog isn't on my priority list, in spite of my intentions to keep up with it for memory's sake, so this is the best I can do. And honestly, I'm not sure I can (or should try to) put a coherent sentence together with my over-booked, tired brain.
These first weeks of summer have been crazy busy, but so fun also. I can hardly catch my breath. The logistics of two teens working/practicing and sharing a car, and three kids who need to be different places at the same times, and a baby who is still nursing and needs somewhat of a predictable schedule is enough to leave me quite tired at the end of the day. Next week Safety Town (Patrick) is over which frees up our afternoons considerably. I've been to the grocery store twice a week at least. I think I need to buy an extra fridge? Don't know if I want to do that, because garage space is precious.
Janey loves the pool and is so darn cute in the water. Patrick and Andrew are doing wonderfully on swim team and our second meet is tonight. Isaac and Abbey are working and having fun with friends. Matt is meeting up with friends around town on his bike, and doing a basketball camp in the morning.
So far I haven't been able to read more than one chapter of a book. I did manage to get to the bookstore to pick up a book for Matt, and I wrote down about ten books for myself that looked really really good-one day I will buy them all and lay on the couch and read away.
The weather has been splendid-just the right amount of rain (the minimum to keep things green is the right amount:), a beautiful storm here and there at night a couple times, hot days followed by cool days, open windows, no mosquitoes (yet), a little breeze, lots of sunshine, puffy clouds, who could ask for more?
Summer is the best. Being a mom is the best. Babies are awesome. Teenagers teach you to stay optimistic and find the glass half full :), and work on your communication skills, a husband-can't imagine life without the help and sounding board and support, kids have a voracious appetite for life in general and it's contagious. My days are not easy but I wouldn't trade them for the world.